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of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. senator leland yee says we're not going far enough. his bill to add gun control actually failed last year. this time around, he is facing power gun rights lobbyists but says he is not afraid of a tough fight. 23 years ago the cleveland elementary school shooting left five kids dead and 29 wounded. it's now known as the stockton massacre. and it led to an outright ban on assault weapons in california. we though it couldn't get any worse. >> the connecticut shooting is a wake-up call for america. >> reporter: until now, with 20 children shot and killed in newtown, connecticut, senator leland yee says it's time to stop the mayhem. he wants to reintroduce the bullet button ban which failed last year. the bullet button allows gun users to get around the state ban on detachable magazines because you can simply use a tool in this case a bullet to release the magazine. >> it's as if we don't have an assault weapons ban in the state of california with the bullet buttons assault rifle. what you can do is buy a magnet and you can easily load and unload th
too well. grace. >> reporter: senator leland yee fought for more gun corollas year in the wake of the colorado aurora movie theater shootings. it failed. but now he says he is not afraid of a tough fight and believes that california needs to lead the nation as they have often done in the past. 23 years ago the cleveland elementary school shooting left five kids dead and 29 wounded. it's now known as the stockton massacre. and it led to an outright ban on assault weapons in california. we though it couldn't get any worse. >> the connecticut shooting is a wake-up call for america. >> reporter: until now, with 20 children shot and killed in newtown, connecticut, senator leland yee says it's time to stop the mayhem. he wants to reintroduce the bullet button ban which failed last year. the bullet button allows gun users to get around the state ban on detachable magazines because you can simply use a tool in this case a bullet to release the magazine. >> it's as if we don't have an assault weapons ban in the state of california with the bullet buttons assault rifle. what you can do i
member is talking gun regulation and leland yee is pushing for measures in the state. we decided to take this debate into the classroom. >> this is an ar15 rifle. >> reporter: he teaches his studentsp how to use -- students how to use these weapons. >> we are making the choice now, as a business owner, if people are an anti-depressants we are not going to teach them. >> he posted a flier against leland yee's proposal to allow guns reloaded with multiple loads of ammunition. leland yee was in chicago hoping to revive it. >> i think there is an assault weapon ban. the law was passed, signed by the manufacturer, however they found a loophole in the law by modifying these weapons with a bullet button. >> student isn't giving up his legal weapon. >> prior to coming here, all my friends are all these shootings, what do you think about it, i said all these shootings i personally think that, you know, i need to have -- invest in a good gun. >> always keep the gun pointed in the safest possible direction. >> reporter: in a classroom he isn't staunched against tighter gun regulation but he feels t
. linda yee is at the mall in san francisco to explain. >> reporter: it was a momentary scare at a busy mall. somebody spotted sparks on the roof and called the fire department. aerial ladders were set up in case rescues were necessary. but it was a small grease fire in the flew of two restaurants. classrooms on the top floors were told to leave their classrooms and at once sirens started the theater management told movie goers to leave. that caused tense moments. >> because of the alarm i was like i hope there's no gunman shooting up the theater. because that's what happens in america, you know. >> just as the movie goers were leaving the theater they noticed the stores were open and people shopping. i spoke to fire commanders on the scene tonight and they said they never ordered any evacuations. no one was ever in danger. reporting live in san francisco. >>> the state of california made a half million dollar mistake. and many of us footed the bill for us. cbs reporter curtis ming on the energy rebates that never should have been paid out. >> reporter: ron boat man installed solar pane
them is leland yee a local, state senator. he wants to reintroduce a bullet button ban which failed last year. bullet buttons allow gun use forest get around the state ban on detachable magazines. >> it is as if we do not have an assault weapons ban in the state of california. with the bullet button, assault rifle, what you can do is buy a magnet and you can easily load and unload these magazines. >> a local gun advocate says that bans on certain weapons or parts are not good ways to prevent violence. gene hoffman is the chair of cal guns. he does support more background checks and mental health evaluations. >>> a cbs news poll taken after the shootings finds more than half of americans think gun laws should be more strict. 57% is the highest number we have seen in a decade. but at the same time, when asked about what happened in newtown, 66% said tougher gun laws would have done little or nothing to prevent that particular incident. and president obama appears to be concerned about the issue. he met with some of his cabinet members yesterday to discuss what can be done protect amer
. you can see how quickly that can be done. so last year state senator leland yee whose district includes san francisco introduced legislation that would get around or sort of close this loophole and expand our semi-automatic weapon ban to include guns like this. that failed in the appropriations committee. on friday, when these shootings happened, leeland lee said we'll reintroduce the legislation as soon as we reconvene in january of 2013. >> this is a lot of political talk but what are the chances that this actually passes? >> actually good. it was fleshed out very well in the last session. the democrats are vastly supermajority as we know in the assembly and in the senate. we have a governor who is very sympathetic to this. the political will is there and not only that, but i think state legislatures all over the state will be going in this direction. everyone is looking at the obama administration and dianne feinstein but the truth is right here in california, in a democratic-controlled state legislature throughout the country in colorado, illinois, connecticut, and in massa
in connecticut. among them is leland yee a local, state senator. he wants to reintroduce a bullet button ban which failed last year. bullet buttons allow gun users to get around the state ban on detachable magazines. >> it is as if we do not have an assault weapons ban in the state of california. with the bullet button assault rifle, what you can do is buy a magnet and you can easily load and unload these magazines. >> a local gun advocate says bans on certain weapons or parts are not good ways to prevent violence. gene hoffman the chairman of cal gun does support more background checks and mental health evaluations. >>> well, there are new signs of increased support for gun control. a cbs news poll taken after the shootings finds 57% of americans think gun laws should be strict the highest number in a decade. but 66% say at the same time when people are asked about what happened in newtown, that percentage said that tougher gun laws would have little to no effect on preventing that incident of. >>> president obama could have taken action. he said he met with cabinet members to discuss what
couldn't verse yee than the right to bear arms and the devil is in the details and for decades americans have argued which arms we should be allowed to bear. jeffrey toobin is author of "the oath" and senior legal analyst. he's joining us from new york. here's what the constitution, the second amendment says, you know this well. a well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. over the years, as you well know, jeffrey, this has gone through a lot of interpretations. most recently in 2008. >> very dramatically different interpretations. before 2008, for 100 years, that first clause, the so-called militia clause, was read by the supreme court and other courts to trump the right to keep and bear arms. that amendment was interpreted for decades as giving individuals no right to keep and bear arms. in 2008, that changed on a dime. the united states supreme court in a decision called hellar said that the second amendment gives individuals the right to keep and bear arms but what arms, where you get t
stop you there. we see the dow down 150 points now. >> yee. >> what does scenario looking look going off the fiscal cliff for a short time and long period of time. what are the scenarios. >> talk about what happens if we don't get a settlement on tax issue january 1st. means starting january 1st, january 2nd, 100 million americans will start paying much higher taxes on payroll, more money withheld on their income taxes. the average american worker with an income, say, 40 to $75,000 a year, is going to pay $2500 more per year in taxes. it is a big hit, jenna, a big hit to the u.s. economy if we don't get this settled sometime very soon. jenna: what about the conversations being had right now about our fiscal health, steve? we talk a lot about taxes. a lot about spending cuts. where is the focus on growth and building a bigger, better america? where is that conversation? >> well that's a great question. that is one of the frustrations i have had with these discussions. if we want to get the fiscal health in better order as you just said we have to get the economic growth going. we have
Search Results 0 to 10 of about 11 (some duplicates have been removed)